Russian Tu-160, also known as the "White Swan", one cannot help but admire, as it is one of the world's best strategic bombers. It is capable of overcoming almost any NATO air defense system.
Writes about this Chinese resource Sina.
In this Chinese media, they called the prospects for the demand for Tu-160 aircraft in Russia and decided to give a forecast about, how much
years this “strategist” will still serve Russia. According to the forecast of the Chinese media resource, this term – at least three decades. This is evidenced by the first flight of the Tu-160 on the new NK-32-02 engines., which subsequently, Most likely, will equip all aircraft of this series.
Tu-160 is a strategic bomber, capable of carrying intercontinental missiles. In almost all respects, excluding stealth, it is superior to long-range bombers, in service with the USA and NATO countries.
Russian aircraft is capable of moving at a speed, exceeding 2 Maha, and climb to a height 20 kilometers. This helps the Russian Aerospace Forces bomber to leave the "tutelage" of American F-35 fighters. And fuel supplies, which he is able to carry, allow you to intercept it only at short distances. 45-a ton combat load of the Tu-160 allows it to destroy any land and sea targets.
The Chinese author considers this aircraft to be the basis of strategic containment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation., as well as the Russian submarine fleet.
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